About the Artists
I’m Elyse, an all-around creative! I focus mostly as a painter, but also work as an illustrator and graphic designer. I find joy in using a variety of paint mediums like oil, acrylic and watercolor, coupled with digital imaging. My style, which ranges from modern impressionist to flat graphic, is rooted in my love for Hawaii and influenced by my favorite local artists, such as Peggy Hopper, Peggy Chun and Eugene Savage.
I named my brand Red Thread because of my godmother, who adopted a baby girl from China together with her husband. I distinctly remember a black and white photo of them holding a red ribbon, the only thing in color. It was a beautiful photo that reflected her belief that a red thread of fate connects us to the ones we love and the things that we are meant to do. Sadly, my godmother passed away. I wanted to honor her and the other strong women in my life, hence the name Red Thread.